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Shawn Earl (Itawamba County Sheriff's Department)

A man was arrested this week by Itawamba County sheriff's deputies after being spotted driving the wrong way in Fulton.

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 7:54 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was arrested this week by Itawamba County sheriff's deputies after being spotted driving the wrong way in Fulton.

The sheriff's department says Shawn Earl, 38, of Lexington, Tennessee, was seen doing that in his vehicle Tuesday on South Adams Street.

Deputies say the vehicle did not stop until it almost got to the Alabama line on Interstate 22.  That's where he was arrested.

Earl is charged with felony eluding, possession of methamphetamine and destruction of physical evidence.

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